MCQs on Information Sources, Systems and Services | Library & Information Science

MCQs on Information Sources, Systems and Services | Library & Information Science

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 MCQs on Information Sources, Systems and Services | Library & Information Science


"Information Sources, Systems, and Services" encompass the fundamental elements in the field of library and information science. The effective integration of information sources, systems, and services is crucial for the functioning of a modern library. Libraries continually adapt to technological advancements, evolving user needs, and changes in information formats to ensure that they provide relevant and accessible resources and services to their communities.


Library & Information Science

1. Where can we find all the latest papers published in Library Science?

A. Dictionary

B. Yearbook

C. Trade Catalogue

D. Indexing/abstracting serials

Answer: d


2. Which is not a broad category of reference sources?

A. Primary

B. Dictionary

C. Secondary

D. Tertiary

Answer: b


3. When IFLA announced “Universal Bibliographic Control” as one of its core programs?

A. 1972

B. 1973

C. 1974

D. 1975

Answer: c


4. The Pakistan National Bibliography has been brought out by the National Library since:

A. 1954

B.  1955

C. 1956

D. 1957

Answer: d


5. Which is not a type of bibliography?

A. Analytical

B. Descriptive

C.  Historical

D. Prescriptive

Answer: d


6. The word “index” is derived from the word ___ indicate meaning to point out or to show.

A. Greek

B.  French

C. Latin

D.  German

Answer: c


7. Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) first published in:

A.  1970

B.  1971

C. 1972

D. 1973

Answer: d


8. _ was the first person to use “thesaurus” for the English dictionary in 1852.

A. Robert A. Dutch

B. Peter Mark Roget

C.  MC Arthur

D. Henry George Liddell

Answer: b


9. Subject encyclopedias are also known as:

A. Cyclopedias

B. Circle of knowledge

C. Encyclopedia

D. Modern encyclopedias

Answer: a


10. In 77 AD, who produced the first encyclopedia named “Historia Naturalis”?

A.  Aristotle

B. Pliny

C.  Plato

D. Terentius Varro

Answer: b


11. A person who provides information services on payment is known as:

A. Information Supplier

B. Information Source

C. Information Provider

D. Information Broker

Answer: c


12. The method of providing personal attention to readers in terms of meeting their specific needs of documents or for any information contained in them is given the name of:

A. Information service

B. Reference service

C. Specific service

D. Classified service

Answer: b


13. What are the three board categories of Biographical dictionaries

A. Genreal, Natioanl and Special

B. Internatioanl, National and Local

C. Genreal, Special and Local

D. Genreal, International and Local

Answer: c


14. What type of bibliography Book in Print is

A. National Bibliography

B. Trade Bibliography

C. Retrospective Bibliography

D. Subject Bibliography

Answer: a


15. Whitaker’s Almanac is the type of:

A. Statistical Almanacs

B. Integrated Almanacs

C. Information Almanacs

D. Astronomical Almanacs

Answer: c


16. The Encyclopedia of Library Information science has full index (author & subject) of all the volumes of:

A. 34 & 35 volumes

B. 14 & 15 volumes

C. 20 & 21 volumes

D. 9 & 10 volumes

Answer: a


17. Which is the input centre for INIS in India

A. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

B. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

C. Raman Research Institute

D. Indian Institute of Science

Answer: b


18. Gazetteers give information about

A. Geographic location of places

B. History of pllaces

C. Social customs and practices

D. All of the above

Answer: a


19. Procuring and supplying reprography of articles to the specialist readers is known as:

A.  Information service

B. Secondary service

C. Reference service

D. Index service

Answer: a


20. Arranging for the supply of translation of articles in languages unintelligible to the specialists is called:

A. Current contents service

B. Information service

C. Information source

D.  Reference source

Answer: b


21. PRECIS is used by

A. Indian National Bibliography

B. CC for its index

C. British National Bibliography

D. None of the above

Answer: c


22. What is the relation between Current Awareness Service(CAS)and Selective Dissemination of Information(SDI)

A. SDI is one form of CAS

B. CAS is one form of SDI

C. The two services are the same

D. There is no relation

Answer: a


23. A library catalog, database of dissertations & theses, database of research papers published in technical journals or conferences, etc. is called:

A. Text-numeric database

B. Bibliographic database

C. Full-text database

D. Referrer database

Answer: b


24. The more direct method that will promote the use of documents is to bring together documents and •their readers by• personal efforts by the staff of the library, is:

A. Information service

B. Reference service

C. Secondary service

D. Scripted service

Answer: b


25. What is called information

A. Thoughts of human

B. Contents of books

C. Bundle of knowledge

D. Raw data

Answer: d


26. The information is treated as

A. Power

B. Resources

C. Product

D. All of the above

Answer: d


27. On-demand and in anticipation of demand in a manner that facilitates easy and expeditious access and absorption of ideas by the specialist:

A.  Information services

B. Reference services

C. Provisional services

D. Instrumental services

Answer: b


28. Which of the following are not the documents?

A. Manuscript

B. Book

C. Inscription

D. Periodical

Answer: c


29. Information is the part of?

A. Information Science

B. Subject

C. Knowledge

D. Communication

Answer: c


30. When the world information was first used

A. 1955

B. 1950

C. 1959

D. 1965

Answer: a


31. What are the non-documentary sources?

A. Which are in printed form.

B. Which are in not printed form

C. Which are nor documents

D. None of these

Answer: b


32. What types of information sources are most useful today?

A. Reference sources

B. Documentary source

C. Non- Documentary source

D. Both the Documentary and Non-Documentary sources

Answer: a


33. Among the following which has not been considered as a library of national importance

A. Saraswati Mahal Library

B. Delhi Public Library

C. Kudha Baksh Oriental Library

D. The Rampur Raza Library

Answer: b


34. Which one is the primary document?

A. Bibliography

B. Dictionary

C. Directory

D. Research Report

Answer: d


35. Cover to the cover translation is treated as?

A. Selective dissemination service

B. Current awareness services

C. On-demand services

D. Anticipatory services

Answer: c


36. What are the appropriate reference sources for information on a particular location?

A. Directory

B. Gazetteer

C. Encyclopedia

D. Yearbook

Answer: b


37. Article published in the research journal is........

A. Reference sources

B. Secondary sources

C. Primary sources

D. Tertiary sources

Answer: c


38. What is the Thesaurus?

A. A collection of selected terminology

B. Synonymous terms

C. List of words

D. All of the above

Answer: d


39. What is the world of learning?

A. Directory

B. Encyclopedia

C. Dictionary

D. Yearbook

Answer: a


40. NICNET and INFONET are the networks of which category?




D. Internet

Answer: c


41. Paul Scalich used the word “encyclopedia” for the first time in his work:

A. Encyclopedias Seu Orbits Methodical

B. Encyclopedia Septem Tomis Distincta

C. Encyclopedia du xviii Siecle

D. Encyclopedia Britannica

Answer: a


42. The first edition of Encyclopedia Britannica appeared in Edinburgh a___ and stopped print version in ___

A. 1766-2000

B. 1767-2004

C.  1768-2012

D. 1769-2013

Answer: c


43. Propaedia in the “New Encyclopedia Britannica” denotes:

A. outline of knowledge

B.  brief information

C.  knowledge in depth

D. All of the above

Answer: a


44. Which is not a checkpoint for evaluating encyclopedias?

A. Authority

B. Scope and purpose

C. Treatment

D. Year of publication

Answer: d


45.  Rules and regulations for government servants can be located from:

A. General handbooks

B. Statistical handbooks

C. Official handbooks

D. Historical handbooks

Answer: c


46. Tables present ___ data in ___ form:

A. Numerical, tabular

B. Textual, tabular

C. Articles, a research report

D. All the above

Answer:  b


47. Keesing’s Record of World Events is a/ an

A. Directory

B. News digest

C. Handbook

D. Index to newspapers

Answer: b


48. Which is not a Pakistani publication providing standard information?

A. BIS Handbook

B. Annual Book of ASTM Standards

C. Standards Monthly Addition

D.  Taba’een-ul-Qalaam

Answer: a


49. Index Medicos published by:

A.  Pakistani National Library of Medicine

B. United States National Library of Medicine (NLM)

C. American Library Association


Answer: b


50. The Science Citation Index (SCI) is made available online through the _____ database.

A. Web of Science

B. Web of Knowledge

C. Web of Social Science

D. Proust

Answer: a


The goal of information services in libraries is to empower users with the skills and resources they need to access and use information effectively, fostering a culture of learning and intellectual exploration within the community served by the library.



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